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Ohio Lottery General Information

The Ohio Lottery plays five state drawn games - Pick 3 (with midday and evening draws), Pick 4 (with midday and evening draws), Ten-OH! (with midday and evening draws), Rolling Cash 5, and Classic Lotto. Plus, two multiple-state games - Powerball and Mega Millions. Compared to other states, the Ohio Lottery offers a large variety of lottery games.

Ohio lottery uses mechanical drawing system for most of the games and drawings are televised live on several TV stations listed here.

This page is a quick reference, or a summary of the most relevant information contained in the Ohio Lottery web site. Links to details are provided for more pertinent information.

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Ohio Lotteries Drawing Days and Times

The following table lists the drawing schedule of all Ohio lottery games. Drawing times are local and approximate.

GameDraw DaysDraw Time
Pick 3 DayEveryday12:29 p.m
Pick 3 EveningEveryday 7:29 p.m
Pick 4 DayEveryday12:29 p.m
Pick 4 EveningEveryday 7:29 p.m
Ten-OH! DayEveryday12:29 p.m
Ten-OH! EveningEveryday 7:29 p.m
Rolling Cash 5Everyday 7:29 p.m
Classic LottoMonday, Wednesday and Saturday 7:10 p.m.
Mega MillionsTuesday and Friday11 p.m
PowerballWednesday and Saturday11 p.m.


Ohio Lottery Games - Types, Top Prizes, Odds

The following is a compact summary of each Ohio lottery game. It includes a brief description of how to play a game, the top prizes/jackpots, and the odds of winning the top prize. You can click on a game name for detailed information.

GameHow to PlayTop PrizeTop Prize Odds
Pick 3Select 3-digits 000 to 999$5001 in 1,000

Pick 4Select 4-digits 0000 to 9999

$50001 in 10,000
Ten-OH!Select 10 numbers, 1 through 80

$500,0001 in 8,911,711
Rolling Cash 5Select 5 numbers, 1 through 39

$100,000+
Rollover, Pari-mutuel
1 in 575,757
Classic LottoSelect 6 numbers, 1 through 49

$1,000,000+
Rollover, Pari-mutuel
1 in 13,983,816
Mega MillionsSelect 5 numbers, 1 through 56
+ 1 Megaball number, 1 through 46
$12,000,000
Rollover, Pari-mutuel
1 in 175,711,536
PowerballSelect 5 numbers, 1 through 59
+ 1 Powerball number, 1 through 39
$20,000,000 +
Rollover, Pari-mutuel
1 in 195,249,054

Top prizes listed with "rollover" are the starting amount. The Jackpot prizes will grow after every draw until someone wins. Pari-mutuel prize structure means players' winnings are determined by dividing the prize pool allocated for that winning category by the number of winners.

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Ohio Lottery General Rules and Regulations

The following are the most prominent rules and regulations that the player should be aware of before playing the Ohio lottery games.

  • Ohio Lottery players must be 18 years of age or older.
  • It is the player’s responsibility to check his or her ticket to make sure it represents the correct game, draw date, numbers requested and has a visible bar code or serial number
  • The ticket, not the playslip, is the only valid proof of your number selection, and it is the only valid receipt to claim a prize.
  • A ticket is a bearer instrument. It is recommended that the ticket be signed at the time of purchase.
  • The Ohio Lottery is not responsible for lost or stolen tickets. Tickets are void and will not be paid if determined stolen, unissued, illegible, mutilated, altered in whole or part, misregistered, defective, incomplete, printed or produced in error, multiply-printed.
  • Please see also the Ohio Lottery Rules & Regulations of each game.


Claiming Prizes of the Ohio Lottery

Here are the steps you have to follow if you are a lucky winner of any Ohio lottery,

  • Winning tickets must be claimed within 180 days of the winning draw date on the ticket.
  • First, sign the back of your ticket immediately. Then take it to any Ohio Lottery Retailer for validation.
  • If your prize is worth $599 or less, you can receive your winnings in cash at any Ohio Lottery Retailer.
  • If you win between $600 and $5,000, take your winning ticket to a retailer location, where you will receive a Pay to Bearer ticket. At this point, you have two options: Obtain a claim form from the agent retailer, or download OH lottery web site. Follow the instructions carefully. Your retailer will have a list of bank-cashing locations in your area where you may receive payment by presenting proper identification
  • If you win more than $5,000, contact the nearest lottery regional office and make arrangements to file a claim in person.
  • Jackpot winners of the Mega Millions, Powerball and Classic Lotto games should call their nearest Ohio Lottery regional office to make an appointment to submit the claim.
  • For further information, please see also

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Where do the Ohio Lottery profits go?

The entire net proceeds of any lottery are paid into a fund of the state treasury that shall consist solely of such proceeds and shall be used solely for the support of elementary, secondary, vocational, and special education programs as determined in appropriations made by the General Assembly.

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Information on Each Ohio Lottery Game

Further information on each Ohio lottery lottery game such as how to play, how to win, prizes, etc., is available on this site at the following pages.


Disclaimer

US-Lotteries.com is not in any way affiliated with the Ohio Lottery. The information listed here is just a summary of important facts extracted from Ohio Lottery web site. The main purpose of US-Lotteries.com is to present statistics and analysis of winning numbers, plus, online tools and calculators such as wheels and combinations generators. Click below to see the contents of the tools available for each game.

Pick 3     Pick 4     Rolling Cash 5     Classic Lotto     Mega Millions     Powerball

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Ohio lottery Games Data and Analysis Menu
Pick 3
- Pick 3 Game
- Winning Numbers
- Number Search
- Yearly Calendar
- Boxes(Combos)
- Triples
- Digits Analysis
- Straights Analysis
- Boxes Analysis
- Pairs
- Sums
- Combinations Generator
- Game Info
Pick 4
- Pick 4 Game
- Winning Numbers
- Number Search
- Yearly Calendar
- Boxes(Combos)
- Quadruplets
- Digits Analysis
- Straights Analysis
- Boxes Analysis
- Pairs
- Sums
- Combinations Generator
- Game Info
Pick 5
- Pick 5 Game
- Winning Numbers
- Yearly Calendar
- Digits Analysis
- General Analysis
- Game Info
Rolling Cash 5
- Rolling Cash 5 Game
- Winning Numbers
- Number Search
- Yearly Calendar
- Numbers Analysis
- Pairs Analysis
- Triads Analysis
- Check Combinations
- Full Wheel
- Abbreviated Wheel
- Game Info
Classic Lotto
- Classic Lotto Game
- Winning Numbers
- Number Search
- Yearly Calendar
- Numbers Analysis
- Pairs Analysis
- Triads Analysis
- Check Combinations
- Full Wheel
- Abbreviated Wheel
- Game Info
Mega Millions
- Mega Millions Game
- Winning Numbers
- Number Search
- Yearly Calendar
- Numbers Analysis
- Pairs Analysis
- Number-Ball Pair Analysis
- Check Combinations
- Full Wheel
- Abbreviated Wheel
- Game Info
Powerball
- Powerball Game
- Winning Numbers
- Number Search
- Yearly Calendar
- Numbers Analysis
- Pairs Analysis
- Number-Ball Pair Analysis
- Check Combinations
- Full Wheel
- Abbreviated Wheel
- Game Info

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